Things To Do:
Visit Totnes – Totnes lies on the River Dart and is a town full of history and shops specializing in health foods, designer shops, antiques and many cafes and restaurants which are vibrant throughout the day and evening. Nearby River Dart has boat trips to nearby Dartmouth, Paignton etc. and walks along the tow path, many yachts, sailing barges to view and of course the local pubs along the River Dart embankment.
Dartmoor – Where you can enjoy walks, pony/horse rides, cycling or just enjoying the moors with the different colour foliage through the different seasons.
Brixham – Visit the picturesque fishing town of Brixham. You can go out fishing on one of the trawlers or just walk through the narrow streets, climb the steep steps and enjoy the atmosphere of English heritage.
Blackpool Sands – Has a Blue Flag award and hosts a shingle beach and is ideal for children. It has sand pits, paddle boards, a raft to swim from and many other attractions for the family including a café on the beach.
Torquay – Visit Torquay and you will believe that you are on the French Riviera. It has the palm trees, sandy beach, busy marina, cafes and bars. You then have the English Riviera big wheel where you can view the sights in comfort from the top of the wheel. All family orientated.
Steam Train – Ride on the steam train from Totnes to Buckfastleigh – a must for the children.
Things to See:
There are many attractions to visit which include both English Heritage and National Trust Properties i.e. Greenway (Agatha Christie’s home in Torquay), Living Coast, Babbacombe Model Village, Dartmouth Castle, Royal Citadel – Plymouth, Totnes Castle etc.
Woodlands Family Theme Park – Dartmouth
Go Ape – Haldon Forest – Exeter
Newton Abbot racecourse
The Paint Hub – Dawlish Warren
Sea Kayak – Dartmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary – Sidmouth
Pennywell Farm – Buckfastleigh
Crealy Great Adventure Park – Exeter
Becky Falls Woodland Park – Bovey Tracy, Dartmoor
Throughout the year South Devon has many attractions that are steeped in history from the medieval towns and villages, the maritime ports and of course the surviving country houses.